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Andronicos "The Great" as Director of the Human Race and Manager Planet Earth commands and Andronicos "The Cynic" responds as follows.........

 

Statistics Of Shame (page 2 of 5)

Statistics of Total GDP by Order of Wealth
Statistics of GDP per Capita
Statistics of Military Expenditure Total
Statistics of Military Expenditure GDP
Statistics of External Debt
Statistics of National Budget
Statistics of Population Total
Statistics of Population Growth
Statistics of Life Expectancy
Statistics of Population Below Poverty Line

Military Expenditure Total

Rank  Country  Military expenditures - dollar figure  Date of Information
1  United States  $     276,700,000,000  
2  China  $      55,910,000,000  FY02
3  France  $      46,500,000,000 2000
4  Japan  $      39,520,000,000  FY02
5  Germany  $      38,800,000,000 2002
6  United Kingdom  $      31,700,000,000 2002
7  Italy  $      20,200,000,000 2002
8  Saudi Arabia  $      18,300,000,000  
9  Brazil  $      13,408,000,000  
10  Korea, South  $      13,094,300,000  FY02
11  India  $      11,520,000,000  FY02
12  Australia  $      11,390,000,000  FY02
13  Iran  $       9,700,000,000  
14  Israel  $       8,970,000,000  FY02
15  Spain  $       8,600,000,000 2002
16  Turkey  $       8,100,000,000  2002 est.
17  Canada  $       7,861,000,000  FY01/02
18  Taiwan  $       7,574,000,000  FY02
19  Netherlands  $       6,500,000,000  FY00/01 est.
20  Greece  $       6,120,000,000  
21  Korea, North  $       5,217,400,000  FY02
22  Singapore  $       4,470,000,000  
23  Sweden  $       4,395,000,000  FY01
24  Argentina  $       4,300,000,000  
25  Egypt  $       4,040,000,000  FY99
26  Mexico  $       4,000,000,000  
27  Poland  $       3,500,000,000 2002
28  Colombia  $       3,300,000,000  
29  Norway  $       3,113,000,000  
30  Belgium  $       3,077,000,000  FY01/02
31  Pakistan  $       2,964,000,000  FY02
32  Switzerland  $       2,548,000,000  FY01
33  Chile  $       2,500,000,000  
34  Denmark  $       2,470,000,000  FY99/00
35  Oman  $       2,424,000,000  FY01
36  Kuwait  $       1,967,300,000  
37  Algeria  $       1,870,000,000  
38  Finland  $       1,800,000,000  FY98/99
39  Thailand  $       1,775,000,000  
40  South Africa  $       1,746,000,000  FY02
41  Malaysia  $       1,690,000,000  
42  United Arab Emirates  $       1,600,000,000  
43  Austria  $       1,497,000,000  FY01/02
44  Morocco  $       1,400,000,000  
45  Iraq  $       1,300,000,000  FY00
46  Libya  $       1,300,000,000  
47  Portugal  $       1,286,000,000  FY99/00
48  Czech Republic  $       1,190,200,000  FY01
49  Hungary  $       1,080,000,000  2002 est.
50  Indonesia  $       1,000,000,000  
51  Peru  $       1,000,000,000  
52  Philippines  $        995,000,000  
53  Romania  $        985,000,000 2002
54  Venezuela  $        934,000,000  
55  Syria  $        858,000,000  
56  Ethiopia  $        800,000,000  FY00
57  Jordan  $        757,500,000  FY01
58  Qatar  $        723,000,000  
59  Ecuador  $        720,000,000  
60  Sri Lanka  $        719,000,000  
61  Ireland  $        700,000,000  FY00/01
62  Serbia and Montenegro  $        654,000,000 2002
63  Vietnam  $        650,000,000  
64  Zimbabwe  $        625,100,000  FY02
65  Ukraine  $        617,900,000  FY02
66  New Zealand  $        605,700,000  FY02
67  Sudan  $        581,000,000  
68  Bangladesh  $        559,000,000  FY96
69  Lebanon  $        541,000,000  
70  Bahrain  $        526,200,000  FY01
71  Afghanistan  $        525,200,000  FY02
72  Croatia  $        520,000,000  2002 est.
73  Yemen  $        482,500,000  FY01
74  Mali  $        419,700,000  FY02
75  Nigeria  $        417,900,000  FY02
76  Slovakia  $        406,000,000 2002
77  Cyprus  $        384,000,000  
78  Slovenia  $        370,000,000  FY00
79  Bulgaria  $        356,000,000  FY02
80  Tunisia  $        356,000,000  
81  Brunei  $        329,700,000  FY02
82  Congo, Democratic Republic of the  $        250,000,000  
83  Uruguay  $        250,000,000 1999
84  Bosnia and Herzegovina  $        234,300,000  
85  Lithuania  $        230,800,000  FY01
86  Angola  $        222,700,000  FY02
87  Kazakhstan  $        221,800,000  FY02
88  Botswana  $        207,300,000  FY02
89  Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of  $        200,000,000  
90  Uzbekistan  $        200,000,000  
91  New Caledonia  $        192,300,000  FY96
92  Kenya  $        185,200,000  FY02
93  Dominican Republic  $        180,000,000  
94  Belarus  $        176,100,000  FY02
95  Estonia  $        155,000,000  2002 est.
96  Guinea  $        154,000,000  FY02
97  Luxembourg  $        147,800,000  FY01/02
98  Bolivia  $        147,000,000  
99  Cote d'Ivoire  $        143,500,000  FY02
100  Armenia  $        135,000,000  FY01
101  Panama  $        128,000,000  
102  Paraguay  $        125,000,000  
103  Uganda  $        124,700,000  FY02
104  Azerbaijan  $        121,000,000  
105  Guatemala  $        120,000,000  
106  Cameroon  $        118,600,000  FY00
107  Cambodia  $        112,000,000  
108  El Salvador  $        112,000,000  
109  Eritrea  $         95,750,000  FY02
110  Trinidad and Tobago  $         90,000,000 1999
111  Turkmenistan  $         90,000,000  
112  Latvia  $         87,000,000  FY01
113  Congo, Republic of the  $         84,000,000  FY01
114  Gabon  $         81,900,000  FY02
115  Benin  $         80,800,000  FY02
116  Namibia  $         73,100,000  FY02
117  Costa Rica  $         69,000,000  
118  Senegal  $         68,600,000  FY02
119  Malta  $         60,000,000  2000 est.
120  Rwanda  $         59,570,000  FY02
121  Nepal  $         57,220,000  FY02
122  Albania  $         56,500,000  FY02
123  Laos  $         55,000,000  
124  Madagascar  $         52,300,000  FY02
125  Haiti  $         50,000,000  FY00
126  Burkina Faso  $         45,830,000  FY02
127  Burundi  $         42,130,000  FY02
128  Chad  $         40,740,000  FY02
129  Papua New Guinea  $         40,210,000  FY02
130  Fiji  $         39,210,000  FY02
131  Burma  $         39,000,000  
132  Mauritania  $         37,110,000  FY02
133  Ghana  $         36,010,000  FY02
134  Tajikistan  $         35,400,000  FY01
135  Mozambique  $         35,100,000  
136  Honduras  $         35,000,000  
137  Maldives  $         34,460,000  FY02
138  Lesotho  $         34,000,000 1999
139  Zambia  $         33,460,000  FY02
140  Equatorial Guinea  $         30,000,000  FY02
141  Jamaica  $         30,000,000  
142  Djibouti  $         26,530,000  FY02
143  Nicaragua  $         26,000,000  
144  Togo  $         23,720,000  FY02
145  Mongolia  $         23,100,000  FY02
146  Georgia  $         23,000,000  
147  Niger  $         20,540,000  FY02
148  Bahamas, The  $         20,000,000  FY95/96
149  Swaziland  $         20,000,000  FY01
150  Tanzania  $         19,680,000  FY02
151  Kyrgyzstan  $         19,200,000  FY01
152  Somalia  $         17,100,000  FY02
153  Central African Republic  $         13,430,000  FY02
154  Malawi  $         13,010,000  FY02
155  Seychelles  $         12,800,000  FY02
156  Sierra Leone  $         10,260,000  FY02
157  Mauritius  $          9,712,000  FY02
158  Bhutan  $          9,300,000  FY02
159  Cape Verde  $          9,300,000  FY02
160  Liberia  $          7,800,000  FY02
161  Belize  $          7,700,000  
162  Moldova  $          6,400,000  FY02
163  Comoros  $          6,000,000  FY02
164  Guinea-Bissau  $          5,600,000  FY02
165  East Timor  $          4,400,000  FY03
166  Bermuda  $          4,028,000  January 2002
167  Gambia, The  $          1,200,000  FY02
168  San Marino  $           700,000  FY00/01
169  Sao Tome and Principe  $           400,000  FY01
170  Iceland  $                0

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Military Expenditures - percent of GDP

Rank  Country  Military expenditures - percent of GDP(%)  Date of Information
1  Korea, North 33.9  FY02
2  Mali 15  FY02
3  Saudi Arabia 13  
4  Ethiopia 12.6  FY00
5  Oman 12.2  FY01
6  Eritrea 12  FY02
7  Qatar 10  
8  Israel 8.75  FY02
9  Jordan 8.6  FY01
10  Maldives 8.6  FY02
11  Afghanistan 7.7  FY02
12  Bahrain 6.7  FY01
13  Armenia 6.5  FY01
14  Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of 6  
15  Syria 5.9  
16  Kuwait 5.5  FY01
17  Angola 5.4  FY02
18  Burundi 5.3  FY02
19  New Caledonia 5.3  FY96
20  Yemen 5.2  FY01
21  Brunei 5  FY02
22  Greece 4.91  
23  Singapore 4.9  
24  Lebanon 4.8  
25  Swaziland 4.75  FY00
26  Congo, Democratic Republic of the 4.6  
27  Pakistan 4.6  FY02
28  Bosnia and Herzegovina 4.5  
29  Turkey 4.5  2002 est.
30  Djibouti 4.4  FY02
31  China 4.3  FY02
32  Sri Lanka 4.2  
33  Laos 4.2  
34  Algeria 4.1  
35  Egypt 4.1  FY99
36  Cuba 4  
37  Morocco 4  
38  Libya 3.9  
39  Tajikistan 3.9  FY01
40  Cyprus 3.8  
41  Mauritania 3.7  FY02
42  Botswana 3.5  FY02
43  Colombia 3.4  FY01
44  Turkmenistan 3.4  
45  Ecuador 3.4  
46  Guinea 3.3  FY02
47  United States 3.2  
48  Zimbabwe 3.2  FY02
49  Chile 3.1  
50  Iran 3.1  
51  United Arab Emirates 3.1  
52  Cambodia 3  
53  Rwanda 3  FY02
54  Comoros 3  FY02
55  Australia 2.9  FY02
56  Congo, Republic of the 2.8  FY01
57  Korea, South 2.8  FY02
58  Guinea-Bissau 2.8  FY02
59  Benin 2.7  FY02
60  Taiwan 2.7  FY02
61  Bulgaria 2.7  FY02
62  Azerbaijan 2.6  
63  France 2.57 2002
64  Equatorial Guinea 2.5  FY02
65  Vietnam 2.5  
66  Sudan 2.5  
67  Romania 2.47 2002
68  Namibia 2.4  FY02
69  Croatia 2.39  2002 est.
70  United Kingdom 2.32 2002
71  India 2.3  FY02
72  Fiji 2.2  FY02
73  Mongolia 2.2  FY02
74  Portugal 2.2  FY99/00
75  Norway 2.13 2002
76  Burma 2.1  
77  Uganda 2.1  FY02
78  Sweden 2.1  FY01
79  Czech Republic 2.1  FY01
80  Malaysia 2.03  
81  Estonia 2  2002 est.
82  Gabon 2  FY02
83  Uzbekistan 2  
84  World 2  
85  Finland 2  FY98/99
86  Brazil 1.9  FY99
87  Chad 1.9  FY02
88  Lithuania 1.9  FY01
89  Bhutan 1.9  FY02
90  Slovakia 1.89 2002
91  Belize 1.87  
92  Bangladesh 1.8  FY96
93  Bolivia 1.8  FY99
94  Kenya 1.8  FY02
95  Peru 1.8  
96  Seychelles 1.8  FY02
97  Togo 1.8  FY02
98  Hungary 1.75  2002 est.
99  Poland 1.71 2002
100  Malta 1.7 2000
101  Slovenia 1.7  FY00
102  South Africa 1.7  FY02
103  Italy 1.64 2002
104  Costa Rica 1.6  
105  Cape Verde 1.6  FY02
106  Suriname 1.6  
107  Netherlands 1.5  FY00/01 est.
108  Sierra Leone 1.5  FY02
109  Tunisia 1.5  
110  Philippines 1.5  
111  Albania 1.49  FY02
112  Belgium 1.4  FY01/02
113  Belarus 1.4  FY02
114  Denmark 1.4  FY99/00
115  Burkina Faso 1.4  FY02
116  Ukraine 1.4  FY02
117  Thailand 1.4  
118  Trinidad and Tobago 1.4 1999
119  Senegal 1.4  FY02
120  Papua New Guinea 1.4  FY02
121  Paraguay 1.4  
122  Kyrgyzstan 1.4  FY01
123  Cote d'Ivoire 1.4  FY02
124  Cameroon 1.4  FY98
125  Germany 1.38 2002
126  Argentina 1.3  FY00
127  Haiti 1.3  FY00
128  Indonesia 1.3  
129  Liberia 1.3  FY02
130  Panama 1.3  
131  Latvia 1.2  FY01
132  Nicaragua 1.2  
133  Madagascar 1.2  FY02
134  Spain 1.15 2002
135  Canada 1.1  FY01/02
136  Central African Republic 1.1  FY02
137  Dominican Republic 1.1  
138  Niger 1.1  FY02
139  Nepal 1.1  FY02
140  Uruguay 1.1 2000
141  Japan 1  FY02
142  Mexico 1  
143  Mozambique 1  
144  New Zealand 1  FY02
145  Switzerland 1  FY01
146  Nigeria 1  FY02
147  Ireland 0.9  FY00/01
148  Venezuela 0.9  
149  Zambia 0.9  FY02
150  Somalia 0.9  FY02
151  Kazakhstan 0.9  FY02
152  Austria 0.8  FY01/02
153  Sao Tome and Principe 0.8  FY01
154  Luxembourg 0.8  FY01/02
155  Bahamas, The 0.7  FY99
156  Malawi 0.7  FY02
157  El Salvador 0.7  
158  Ghana 0.6  FY02
159  Guatemala 0.6  
160  Honduras 0.6  
161  Georgia 0.59  
162  Moldova 0.4  FY02
163  Gambia, The 0.3  FY02
164  Mauritius 0.2  FY02
165  Tanzania 0.2  FY02
166  Bermuda 0.11

Are you suggesting that military expenditure is shameful?
No. Everyone has the right to defend themselves, their Tribe and their planet, but what if all wars ceased within a few years? There would be a lot of happy people, mostly tax payers. What if 12% of the above resource, was used to provide infrastructure to millions of volunteers in some kind of grand rebuilding scheme, such as turning the Sahara Desert into a food growing region of the world.

The above statistics were taken from the CIA World Factbook 2003.

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